AGRICULTURAL WORKER RESUME
NICOLAAS ALBERTUS LUBBE – BRACKENFELL SOUTH AFRICA
Professional Summary: Highly energetic and enthusiastic Agricultural Worker with vast experience in maintaining the quality of crops and livestock by performing both physical work, operating machinery and equipment maintenance. Qualified to harvest and inspect crops by paying special attention to individual care for each planted crop. A hardworking individual who is well-versed in setting up irrigation channels to ensure delivery of water supply to each crop row on the farmland. Performs cultivation and harvesting using a wide variety of tools and machines. Proficient at keeping costs low and yields high. Able to utilize limited materials and human resources in creative ways to accomplish farm goals. Initiated safety improvements that reduced incidents to near zero. Work well under pressure. Attention to detail.
Irrigation System Planning - Farm Animals Care – Plant / Crop Identification – Managed equipment to ensure optimal performance with routine Vehicles/Machinery Maintenance – Self-propelled Machinery Operations – Livestock Branding – Crops Processing – Greenhouse Bed Preparation – Harvesting – Pesticide Application – Seasonal Work Oversight – Disease Detection – Maintain farm inventory of maintenance equipment and supplies and make purchase decisions – Machinery upkeep - Inventory control of workshop - Trained new farm hands on equipment usage and maintenance – Manure Spreader
Design and manufacture bracket to repair free Stiles cheaper and faster. On old system one person could fix 12 styles in 12h period. Now possible to repair 36 styles in same time at half the cost.
USA Experience & Duties from 6 April – 1 November 2019 summer season: 6000 Acre Ranch with 600 Angus cows
Done Oil services, filter changes, greasing & general maintenance on the following:
JD 4440, JD 4840, JD7730 with 736, JD7820 with 736, JD 8760, JD 9400, New Holland 183 Skid Steer with brush cutter, fork lift, snow blower, wood grapple, trench digger & loader bucket attachments, Sitrex rake, JD feed grinder.
Done oil services, filter changes, greasing & general maintenance on 2 x Peter build semi’s, Ford Louisvale 9000 spreader truck and 4 Ford pickups.
Cleaned out 5 grain bins with Grain Vac 250 and serviced augers and opening slides.
Tagged 450 Calves and gave them started inoculations.
Assisted in branding of 450 calves at end of spring.
Feed 600 cattle every day in spring – Hay & grinded oats and corn.
Did general herding during summer months.
Assisted in rounding up herd in fall, helped gave booster shots and weaned calves.
Assisted vet with pregnancy tests
Stretched, clipped and repaired 200 miles of barb wire fencing.
Took down 5 miles of barb wire fencing and rolled out new wire, stretched and clipped man alone.
Looked after 15 bottle calves till they were ready to wean.
Did all maintenance of various items in workshop and on ranch including welding aluminum Feather lite trailer.
Repaired JD ride on lawn mower, Speed queen washing machine and Bissell carper cleaner. Ordered parts on internet.
Rake and Baled 2740 x 72 inch round bales with JD 560M round baler.
Have a North Dakota CDL, helped with hauling bales with semi to bale yard.
Painted my house on inside and outside in my spare time.
USA Experience & Duties from 1 November 2019 till now: 3300 Acre Dairy farm with 8 000 milking per day:
Done Oil services, filter changes, greasing & general maintenance on JD 6603, JD7280R, JD2680H DISK, NH6670, NH8040, NHT 7, CASE 620, CASE 385, CASE 305, BLAAS 3500 + 3100RAKE, GEA HAULE TANKERS.
Done oil services, filter changes, greasing & general maintenance on 4 x Kenworth -, 3 International-, 11 Mack semi’s and 2 Ford pickups.
Took out and replace 9 x 10 speed Fuller gearboxes in various trucks.
Replaces 4 x rear ends on various trucks.
Replaces a lot of brake shoes, drums and bearings on various trucks.
Installed a lot of brake boosters and 2 x new axles on 2 x tankers.
Rebuild 2 x McFarlane high speed tillers.
Rebuild various buckets of Articulator and Komatsu loaders.
Do general maintenance in parlor. Swing gates, crawl gate, hoof trim box etc. Restore all the cow pens.
Hanged 1385 free styles that were broken in groups.
Help put sand in groups with side shooter.
Operate scrape tractor when needed.
Helped with feeding when needed.
Helped in parlor milking cows when needed.
Operate Compact tractor with blade in silage pits.
Hauled Silage from fields to pits.
Drilled barley for winter small grain crop
Pump and haul manure with Diller or GEA tankers.
Have a North Carolina CDL, helped with manure spreading
Know how to sketch a 3D construction drawing
Good communication skills
Thinking (problem solving & decision making)
Gain trust & respect of others
Able to handle pressure & work to aggressive deadlines
Ability to influence others
Always looking for ways to innovate
Heavy vehicle driver’s licence
Well-developed oral & written skills
Can use all kinds of woodwork machinery and tools
Well-developed telephone communication skills
High School Diploma – 1978 Highest grade certificate received: Grade 10, Prieska High School, South Africa
B.Sc. Agric (Engineering) - 1979 – 1983 – University Orange Free State South Africa